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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the ICU patients included in the study

From: Is eosinopenia a reliable marker of sepsis?

  Infectious SIRS (n = 142) Noninfectious SIRS (n = 49) P-value*
Age (years) 62.7 ± 15.3 66.8 ± 14.3 0.1
APACHE II score 16.6 ± 6.5 17.8 ± 6 0.27
SAPS II score 36.6 ± 12.1 36.4 ± 11.4 0.95
SOFA score 8.8 ± 3.2 7.7 ± 2.7 0.034
Length of ICU stay (days) 11.4 ± 11.3 7.5 ± 7.8 0.03
Sites of infection    
   Community-acquired pneumonia 57 (40.1%) NA  
   Hospital-acquired pneumonia 9 (6.3%) NA  
   Urinary tract infection 11 (7.7%) NA  
   Bacterial meningitis 4 (2.8%) NA  
   Peritonitis 23 (16.2%) NA  
   Other infections 38 (26.7%) NA  
ICU mortality 39 (27.4%) 13 (26.5%) 0.89
Total leukocyte count (cells/ml) 13,497 ± 7,254 10,345 ± 5,569 0.006
Total eosinophil count (cells/ml) 105 ± 220 114 ± 186 0.8
Eosinopenia (<40 cells/ml) 70 (49.3%) 18 (36.7%) 0.12
  1. Data are presented as the mean ± standard deviation or n (%). *Calculated by means of the Student t-test (quantitative variables) and chi-square test (qualitative variables). APACHE, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation; ICU, intensive care unit; NA, not applicable; SAPS, Simplified Acute Physiology Score; SIRS, systemic inflammatory response syndrome; SOFA, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment.